According to liberal "critics"
of the Russian President, Putin believes that the Global Warming / Climate Change Scam is a fraud intended to restrain the
industrial development of several countries, including Russia. In 2003, Putin joked before an international conference that
global warming would allow Russians to "spend less money on fur coats" and that "grain production would increase."
The ultra-liberal New York Times (which really HATES conservative Russia)
whines that Putin is using the Russian media to "discredit" the "science behind Global Warming".
"While climate change does exists, it is cyclical
and man's role is very limited --- evidence for the need to 'fight global warming'
is unfounded." - Andrey Illarionov - former Senior Advisor to Putin